Ubisoft’s E3 2019 convention is scheduled for at present, June 10 at 1pm PT/4pm ET/9pm UK (June 11 at 6am AET) and following the pre-E3 leak of Watch Dogs Legion, we’re greater than doubtless in for an additional nice exhibiting. Ubisoft has traditionally been E3’s greatest risk-taker relating to stage exhibits. May this be the yr Simply Dance not involves Wii? We’ll discover out quickly.
Ubisoft is the corporate that inexplicably launched us to Mr. Caffeine, solely a yr after interrupting its personal press convention with a busy Battle Tag demo. Even in 2018, years faraway from E3 celebrity appearances being commonplace, its convention included two reside performances. But behind the spectacle sits an thrilling catalog of franchises, and a monitor document of massive E3 bulletins. Its exhibits repeatedly steadiness the predictable with the surprising, making Ubisoft one in every of E3’s most intriguing presenters.
Ubisoft E3 Convention Particulars
Ubisoft’s E3 press convention might be held on Monday, June 10, at 1:00 PM PT / four:00 PM ET / 9:00 PM BST / 6:00 AM AEST (6/11). For particulars on the opposite conferences, take a look at the official E3 schedule.
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Ubisoft Pre-E3 Bulletins
Its latest bulletins, paired with the handful of pre-E3 leaks which have turn out to be an annual customized for the writer (extra on these within the subsequent part), have set the stage for a jam-packed Ubisoft E3 convention.
Main the way in which is Watch Canine Legion, which Ubisoft confirmed following a leak on Amazon UK. In line with the leak, the third Watch Canine takes place in a “near-future, dystopian model of London.” The leak additionally suggests all NPCs might be playable characters — an unconfirmed function, although one which appears to be hinted at within the announcement tweet: “God Save the NPCs.” The tweet additionally confirmed an official Watch Dogs Legion reveal will come at E3.
Previous to Legion, Ubisoft revealed Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a follow-up to 2016’s Wildlands. The Ghost Recon Breakpoint release date is ready for October four. In line with the sport’s official site, extra info might be revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 press convention.
A Beyond Good and Evil 2 livestream was additionally aired forward of the present, because the builders will skip E3 to deal with “core improvement milestones.” In the course of the stream, Ubisoft revealed new idea artwork and particulars concerning the world of BGE2.
Ubisoft E3 Predictions
Predictably, we anticipate to see franchises like Simply Dance, The Division, For Honor, and Rainbow Six, which have turn out to be staples in Ubisoft’s present. As beforehand talked about, we’re additionally positive to see extra on Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
Nevertheless, it’s unpredictability that makes Ubisoft so intriguing. There are three unannounced Ubisoft AAA games coming earlier than March 2020, doubtlessly setting the stage for a trio of massive E3 reveals. Followers have lengthy awaited a brand new Splinter Cell. May Sam Fisher’s return be Ubi’s huge announcement to shut out the present?
Nintendo Switch games have had a presence on Ubisoft’s stage every of the previous two E3s, with Mario + Rabbids in 2017 and Star Fox in Starlink in 2018. Will this relationship result in one other Nintendo/Ubisoft collaboration, or maybe a Mario + Rabbids sequel?
We all know we’ll be seeing extra Watch Dogs Legion after its latest leak and official affirmation, however that also leaves plenty of rumors whirling round forward of Ubisoft’s present. There’s Curler Champions, Ubi’s purported Rocket League-esque recreation that was seemingly leaked in late Might, and Ubisoft Pass, the corporate’s reported EA Entry-like subscription service. Ought to these leaks show true, we’ll nearly actually see each revealed on the E3 stage.
Equally notable are three video games we don’t anticipate to see. Following Skull & Bones’ delay into 2020, Ubisoft introduced the pirate recreation received’t be at this yr’s expo. As talked about earlier, we additionally know Past Good and Evil 2 might be excluded from Ubi’s E3 2019 press convention.
Murderer’s Creed, in the meantime, is taking the year off for less than the third time within the franchise’s twelve-year historical past, as Ubi continues to deal with Murderer’s Creed Odyssey’s DLC rollout. An Easter Egg in The Division 2 doubtlessly factors towards Vikings for the next AC game, however a 2020 launch makes subsequent yr’s present a extra possible vacation spot for its announcement.
With out Sony in its common Monday night time slot, Ubisoft solely has to share the day with Sq. Enix. With this added respiration room and three potential AAA bulletins, we’re hoping to see Ubisoft make an enormous splash at E3 2019.
Jordan is a contract author for IGN. Join with him on Twitter @jdsirani.